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Re: More FSF hypocrisy

From: Hyman Rosen
Subject: Re: More FSF hypocrisy
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2009 10:08:03 -0400
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Alexander Terekhov wrote:
The doctrine of privity in contract law provides that a contract cannot
confer rights or impose obligations arising under it on any person or
agent except the parties to it

As usual, that is irrelevant to the operation of the GPL,
which is a license grant from the copyright holders to
people who wish to copy and distribute the covered works.
The only person who has any obligations imposed upon himself
is the person doing the copying and distributing, who is one
of the two parties to the GPL, the other being the copyright

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